Average White Band

Average White Band



Average White Band (also AWB) are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million-selling instrumental track "Pick Up the Pieces", and their albums AWB and Cut the Cake. The band name was initially proposed by Bonnie Bramlett. They have influenced others such as the Brand New Heavies, and been sampled by various musicians including the Beastie Boys, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, and A Tribe Called Quest, Christina Milian, as well as Arrested Development[2] – making them the 15th most sampled act in history.[3] As of 2017, 45 years after their formation, they continue to perform.



Inside Out
Inside Out is an album by musical group Average White Band, released on February 9, 2018.
Harvest for the World
Harvest for the World is a song by musical group Average White Band, released on May 26, 2017.
AWB is the second studio album by the Scottish funk and soul band Average White Band, released in August 1974.AWB topped Billboard's Pop Albums and Black Albums charts.
Cut the Cake
Cut the Cake is the third album released by Average White Band, released in 1975.

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Popular Albums47

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Popular Songs8

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Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers10

Other Music-Related Relationships6

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Spotify - Albums & Singles91


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Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles5

Average White Band headlines San Mateo County Fair
  –  February 7, 2018
"Average White Band is a very popular soul, R&B and funk group" said Stoehr. "We are delighted that this pinnacle of live soul and funk music will be in San Mateo this June." The seven-piece Average White Band with Scottish roots, was first known for the ...
Boyd Gaming : ASIA Featuring John Payne, The Special EFX All Stars and Average White Band Perform at Access Showroom in February
  –  January 23, 2018
Best known for their timeless instrumental 'Pick Up the Pieces,' Average White Band has been impressing fans with their unique approach to soul, R&B and jazz-funk music. Throughout the group's career, Average White Band has released several Gold and ...
Picking Up the Pieces - The Average White Band Story
  –  December 19, 2017
Bruce Findlay tells the story of Scotland's most successful soul music export, The Average White Band, charting their roots in Scotland to their new line-up performing today. Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Pinterest Visit us on Twitter Visit us on ...
Student leaders have high expectations for the 18th year of Alternative Breaks
  –  March 9, 2018
Students seeking this experience have the option to choose between Alternative Spring Break (ASB), Alternative Winter Break (AWB), Alternative Summer Break ... Junior Ben Wyland, who is a double major in music education and flute performance as well ...
What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns
  –  February 22, 2018
The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) of 1994 included language which prohibited semi ... Its actors, its costume design, its music, and countless other facets of the film are drawn from all over the continent and its diaspora, in a science-fiction ...


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